Octo Brings Further Value through PMI Citizen Development Silver Partnership 

Committed to Citizen Development (CD) and the use of low-code/no-code options that bring Federal Government customers tremendous value, Octo is pleased to announce it has earned a Silver Citizen Development (CD) Partnership through the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI’s partnership program provides a global ecosystem of low-code/no-code technology vendors and delivery organizations that align with PMI standards that, according to PMI, allow “the world to unlock the true value of citizen development in a safe and scalable way." Marked by purpose and dedication, the journey to this accomplishment required meeting significant milestones, resulting in tangible benefits for Octo and our customers. 
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How to Know if a Project is Right for Citizen Development

Citizen development, which involves less technical professionals in app creation, empowers staff, fosters innovation, and bridges demand and developer gaps. But how can an organization determine whether a project is appropriate for citizen development? Let’s examine the criteria and explore ways to assess whether your project is a good fit.

Driving Efficiency with LCNC Platforms Part II: Unveiling Multifaceted Cost Benefits

Welcome to the second part of our series on low-code/no-code (LCNC) platforms. In Part I, we explored key strategies contributing to cost savings by using LCNC tools. Part II will discuss the long-term cost savings and operational efficiency achieved by leveraging the advantages of adopting the right LCNC tools. Specifically, we will explore LCNC platforms’ role in accelerating application development, increasing scaling and flexibility, reducing maintenance cost and time, and reducing the backlog and strain of the technology departments.  

Driving Efficiency with LCNC Platforms Part I: Three Strategies for Cost Reduction

In today's fast-paced and rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations continuously seek innovative ways to optimize operations, streamline processes, and reduce costs. Low-code/no-code (LCNC) platforms rank high among the emerging solutions gaining significant attention.

Maximizing the Power of Citizen Development Part Four: Reusable Components

As we said back in Part One of this series, citizen development using low-code/no-code tools holds immense potential. One factor that makes low-code/no-code platforms good candidates for citizen development is the reusable components they offer. These components in low-code or no-code development are like building blocks that we can use repeatedly to create automations, gateways, applications, and more, all with myriad benefits.

Maximizing the Potential of Citizen Developers Part Three: An Emphasis on Providing Support

Citizen development using Low-Code/No-Code tools holds immense potential. But unlocking its power requires organizations to offer tailored training and support. We touched on the need for training in Part Two. Now we will overview necessary elements of support.

Transforming Legacy Applications with LCNC

By Alex Abrosimov, Business Analyst  In a rapidly evolving…

Maximizing the Potential of Citizen Development Part Two: The Right Training and Support 

Organizations that want to excel at citizen development must prepare accordingly. Citizen developers need proper tools, training, support, and established governance. Without these, citizen development can become a nightmare. This article will examine strategies for training and supporting citizen developers to prosper in their roles.     

Understand Citizen Development (CD) Risks: Mitigate and Avoid Them with a Citizen Development Center of Excellence (CD COE)

As agencies increasingly look to empower their business subject matter experts (SMEs) and give them the freedom to create solutions to meet their mission, citizen development has become a popular way of building applications quickly. While citizen development comes with several advantages, it also poses various risks that must be managed for the organization to reap the total rewards of this approach.